About Us

Meet Lionsmark Capital's founder & CEO Darren Sugiyama...

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Darren Sugiyama

Founder & CEO

Darren Sugiyama is the founder & CEO of Lionsmark Capital.

Prior to Lionsmark, Darren founded DaVinci Financial, a multi-office life insurance firm responsible for over 25% of Pacific Life’s policy count in Orange County, California, and 39% of Penn Mutual's life insurance policy sales in the county.

Prior to DaVinci, Darren founded Apex Outsourcing Insurance Services which became the #1 brokerage firm in the country with Kaiser Permanente, #1 in the country with Health Net, #2 in the state of California with Aetna, and #1 in Orange County, California with Blue Shield, concurrently.

Prior to Apex, Darren specialized in working with at-risk youths as the Director of a gang-prevention program in Long Beach, California and as a counselor in Halawa Prison in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Darren is the acclaimed author of How I Built A $37 Million Insurance Agency In Less Than 7 Years, along with eight additional published books distributed internationally, including Premium Financed Life Insurance - The Key To Effective Estate Tax Planning, and is also a nationally acclaimed motivational speaker.


He holds a B.A. in Sociology from Loyola Marymount University, and a M.Ed. in Multicultural Education from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  Darren is married and currently lives with his wife and son in Orange County, California.

For more information about Darren, CLICK HERE to visit his personal website.

Carrier Relationships & Endorsements

Lionsmark Capital has great relationships with just about every carrier in the industry including (but not limited to) Allianz, Columbus Life, Global Atlantic, John Hancock, Nationwide, National Life Group, Pacific Life, Penn Mutual, Securian, Symetra, and Zurich. 


In fact, we are one out of only 8 premium financing intermediaries in the country approved by National Life Group (see below).

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Lionsmark Capital has been recognized and endorsed by some of the top organizations in the life insurance industry.  Our managing partners have been honored as subject experts and guest speakers at several National Symposiums for both carriers and top producer groups.  Below are a few events wherein we have been featured subject expert speakers on premium financing.

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